A new specialist course within coach education has been launched called ‘Children’s Wellbeing in Scottish Football’.

The three-hour workshop demonstrates the positive experience that football can contribute to children's wellbeing and considers their rights as part of their participation and involvement in football.

The workshop also builds knowledge and understanding of the different types of abuse and bullying that young players can be exposed to, either in their personal life or as part of their football experience, and what to do if we are ever concerned about a young footballer.

It concludes by giving coaches the confidence of awareness in safeguards and codes of conduct to ensure we are equipped to provide young players with the best opportunities possible to play football. Please CLICK HERE for the Children's Wellbeing in Scottish Football booklet which is referred to within the workshop

Courses can be booked via the Scottish FA website. See below for course dates and locations:


Monday 30 November 2015 | 6pm-9pm

Hampden - Maxwell Suite | Hampden Park, Glasgow, G42 9BA


Tuesday 8 December 2015 | 6.30pm-9.30pm

Aberdeen Sports Village | Linksfield Road, Aberdeen, AB24 5RU

South West

Monday 23 November 2015 | 6.30pm-9.30pm

Park Hotel | Rugby Park, Rugby Rd, Kilmarnock KA1 2DP

South East

Tuesday 15 December | 6pm-9pm

Ferranti, Suite, Livingston FC | The City Stadium, Alderstone Rd, Livingston, West Lothian EH54 7DN


Monday 14 December | 6pm-9pm

Stirling University | Tennis Centre Meeting Room, Stirling FK9 4LA


Tuesday 15 December | 6pm-9pm

Scottish FA | Manhattan Works, Unit 6, Dundonald Street, Dundee DD3 7PY